10 Reminders For All Artists

Daniel Pham
Daniel Pham

1. Artists should create in the same way they love: entirely or not at all.

2. When working, their hands should be moved by the same kind of passion that urges them to “go harder” and “don’t ever stop”.

3. They should create violently, profusely, viscerally, devastatingly, in love.

4. They should be moved by nostalgic longings for something that might never come.

5. Because of this, they must promise to follow their inspiration wherever it goes.

6. Artists have an obligation to reveal the truth hidden inside of them; they must share it with the world. Doing so is the ultimate act of self-sacrifice and eternal love.

7. They must break their own hearts and make art with the pieces.

8. They must be as sincere in their work as they are in the midst of a late night conversation with a lover and friend.

9. They must let their art consume them, and once there’s nothing left of them, they must still give it more.

10. They must learn to love their loneliness. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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